Dishwasher Discolored Magnalite Pot?

I washed my Magnalite boiler in the dishwasher. It is now discolored. What can I do?


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November 30, 20191 found this helpful
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Is it discolored on the inside or the outside?

If it is on the inside you can try the tips on this site (Thrifty Fun):

If it is both in and outside, you can try

Boil water with 1 tablespoon of cream of tarter or 1 tablespoon of lemon juice (I prefer lemon--but this just me) per quart--you will need enough to cover the broiler in the sink or a tub. Let it soak for an hour and remove (handle carefully to make sure it is not still hot).

You may need to repeat several times.

Hope you can get it back to normal!

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November 30, 20190 found this helpful
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Not everything can go in a dishwasher and survive when it comes out. There are some pots and pans that need to be washed by hand. You have one chance to try and get some of the colors back and I don't think this will really work.


You can try mixing some baking soda with some lemon juice, make a thick paste, apply it to the pot, leave it sit for several hours, and try to scrub it and wash it. This might restore the color to the pot.

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November 30, 20190 found this helpful
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Magnalite products should never be placed in a dishwasher.
You may be able to get some help from the company site (or what is now making/selling these products) American Culinary.
"As of 2014 American Culinary continued to market products branded Wagner, Wagnerware, Magnalite and Griswold."
This site has a form to complete.

I believe this was originally Wagner and a branch was opened later in 1932 making Magnalite products. They were not too concerned about their cookware being placed in a dishwasher at that time.


Wagner and Griswold, of course, have been well known and respected brand since the 1800s.

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November 29, 20190 found this helpful

The detergent in the dishwasher destroyed the finish. You cannot fix this.

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November 30, 20190 found this helpful

It is recommended to wash by hand.

Reference: You could try out their recommendation on how to restore.

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